According to a story published Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times, the new season of the television and web hit soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ will be delayed due to a lawsuit filed by Prospect Park against the ABC television network.
The article reads,
“Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. (On TV, "One Life to Live" generated higher ratings.) Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season.”
In April Prospect Park sued ABC for $25 million, alleging the ABC broke an agreement and misused characters borrowed from 'One Life to Live' on 'General Hospital' causing Prospect Park difficulty when trying to put together new story lines for the re-launch of 'One Life to Live'.
'One Life to Live', released under Prospect Park's TOLN (The Online Network), added some big names to its most recent season, including Jennifer Farley ('Jwoww' of MTV's The Jersey Shore), High School Musical star, Corbin Bleu and an appearance and new opening theme from Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg).
Prospect Park has yet to release a statement confirming the next season of ‘One Life to Live’, the second under the production company and the 46th in the show’s history, is being delayed.
Late last month Prospect Park launched a new site for the online home of the soaps, TOLN.com and the official Twitter account for ‘One Life to Live’ asked viewers, “What do you most want to see on Season 2 of #OLTL? RT with your answer!”
'One Life to Live' currently airs on OWN, Oprah Winfrey's network and exclusively online at Hulu.com.
ABC cancelled “One Life to Live” & “All My Children” in April 2011 citing changing viewer tastes. Highlighting huge fan outcry over the cancellation of both shows, production company Prospect Park snapped up the licensing rights to the venerable daytime series in July 2011 and began the process of bringing the shows back in online format.
Storylines from “One Life to Live” continued on ABC’s last remaining soap opera “General Hospital” as five “One Life to Live” actors brought their characters over to the 50 year-old soap, along with the Head Writer and Executive Producer from “One Life to Live”.
The show that replaced “One Life to Live” on ABC, lifestyle program “The Revolution”, was cancelled within four months, after losing roughly 50-percent of the ratings commanded by “One Life to Live”.
'General Hospital' currently airs in the 'One Life to Live' time-slot on ABC.